Thomas Colao – Associate for Music & Communications

Thomas Colao enjoys a diverse musical career as an organist, conductor, and classical singer. He currently holds the post of Associate Director of Music & Organist at St. Chrysostom’s Church in Chicago, where he helps to lead all aspects of the church’s renowned sacred music program, including overseeing the Children’s Chorister program, assisting in the direction of the professional Choir of St. Chrysostom’s Church, as well as the volunteer St. Chrysostom’s Singers, and playing the church’s landmark organ, C.B. Fisk op. 123, in worship services and recital programs. In addition, he serves as the Church’s Media Director. Prior to this appointment, he spent eight years as Director of Music & Organist at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Princeton, where he helped to build one of the premier sacred music programs in the Diocese of New Jersey. As a professional choral artist, he has appeared on the rosters of the Kinnara Ensemble, which performs in Princeton and Atlanta, and the Salt Lake City choral ensemble BREVITAS. He is active as an organ recitalist, conductor, and accompanist throughout the Chicago area, and is also a published composer, with several titles available via Personage Press. Aside from his professional pursuits, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Jocelyn – also a professional singer – and their son, Christopher; he also enjoys some light woodworking and is an avid outdoorsman.

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